My alarm goes off and it’s time to get ready. Our team is traveling this week and I pick up an iced cold brew from the Starbucks across the street from our hotel, catch up on emails, and watch the news.
Our team has our internal touchpoint where we discuss the day’s work plan and priorities. We are launching a pilot program today to transform elements of store operations, so we conduct a final run-through of the logistics and training agenda that we designed for the past month. After the meeting, I take an Uber from the hotel to the store and arrive early before the launch of the pilot, making sure everything is ready to go.
We kick off our training session, attended by store managers, corporate employees, and A&M consultants. Our Managing Director gives an overview of the pilot and what we hope to achieve. Over the course of 3 hours, the A&M team takes the group through different elements of the pilot and leads the session in both lecture and showcase-style to demonstrate the pilot solution.
We wrap up our training session, and head to the client’s office to debrief. On the way back, our team grabs salads to go.
I meet with a client who I am partnering with to improve store manager task efficiency. We are working on a process to improve how checklists are managed at our stores and discuss next steps with our cross-functional teams to design a rollout plan.
Our team meet to discuss the impact and results of one of our pilot programs. As our team had hypothesized, we saw a significant impact and clarified the nuances through the collected data. We will need to work on organizing the results to share it with the CEO in a weekly meeting on Friday.
It is still bright outside and our team goes to eat dinner at a rooftop restaurant by our hotel.
We are back to the hotel after dinner, discuss individual tasks that need to be done before we sign off for the night. I finish a few slides for tomorrow morning’s meeting from my hotel room. I also write some notes down to organize my thoughts on next steps on the pilot, and to prepare for tomorrow morning’s meetings.
I FaceTime my friends and family and wrap up for the night.